Sinuhe Wallinheimo, Chair of the Board

JAMK builds new well-being through the Digivision 2030 of Finnish higher education institutions

Sinuhe Wallinheimo

"The investments made in digitalisation will strengthen our role as the creator of new vitality in Central Finland. This makes JAMK an advocate of future well-being."

When writing this, the corona crisis seems to be over for the time being. It is evident that the pandemic has changed Finland and also the field of higher education.

Everyone’s contribution is needed for repairing the damage done by the corona pandemic, but our higher education institutions will play a particularly important role in Finland’s new rise. Competence is increasingly important in the post-pandemic world, and by investing in competence, we can create new well-being for Finns.

JAMK will play a major role in this effort. As a new-generation institute of higher education, we have been involved in developing and now implementing the Digivision 2030 of Finnish higher education institutions.

In this project, the common goal of higher education institutions is to open up the national knowledge resources concerning learning for use by individuals and society, thereby making Finland a model country for flexible learning. The vision also supports Finland's competitiveness and strengthens the preconditions for research and innovation activities.

The implementation of the vision would also enhance the position of JAMK’s students in the constantly intensifying international competition. Its concrete goal is for each student to have access to the data concerning their learning, which will remain at their disposal even after their graduation. This way, it will also lower the threshold for continuous learning throughout one’s career. An additional objective is to make better use of knowledge in the management of higher education institutions and education policy.

On the other hand, realising even the best of visions will not be possible without an operating environment that makes it possible. For this reason, we at JAMK have put special effort in the development of digital learning environments during the recent years and months. We are particularly proud of the new DigiCentre, which is Finland’s best digital pedagogy development environment for developing various online learning implementations.

The investments made in digitalisation will strengthen our role as the creator of new vitality in Central Finland. This makes JAMK an advocate of future well-being.

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